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Golden State WarriorsPhoenix Suns
Feb 22, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD14-19

Phoenix looks to cover the Suns-Warriors pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 14-19 mark when they host Golden State in NBA action.

The Warriors will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 14-15 ATS against the number this season, while the Suns are 14-19 ATS. Golden State is 15-13-1 on the totals; Phoenix is 11-20-2.

View Golden State vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Warriors listed as 3-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 204.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Suns at No. 26 and the Warriors at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-95 result in favor of the Warriors.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 16-ranked offense (94.3 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 27 at 100.6 PPG. The Suns have averaged 44.6% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.1 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

Golden State won its last outing, a 104-97 result against the Clippers on February 20. The Warriors covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Monta Ellis went off for 32 points and added 5 rebounds leading Golden State to a 104-97 win over Los Angeles on Monday at Oracle Arena.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 104-88 winner at home against the Wizards. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Marcin Gortat scored 20 points leading the Suns to a 104-88 victory over Washington at US Airways Center on Monday.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Warriors at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Golden State's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
Phoenix is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Golden State

Next up:
Golden State at Indiana, Tuesday, February 28
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Thursday, March 1

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